tracebility from requirements to testcase to defects

I like to add requirement --> write test cases --> execute test case and log defects in Jira. could you please let me know. how I can do it

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Jack Brickey Community Champion Nov 07, 2017

@Ajish, I’m not absolutely clear about what you are asking but let me offer a suggestion to what I think you are asking.

I would use the concept of Stories or Tasks plus sub-tasks.

Your requirements would be a Story or Task and the other activities would be sub-tasks. Bugs would be created and linked back to the requirement. Example:

Story- We need to add a screen to allow users to do xyz

  • Sub-Task - Prototype the new screen
  • Sub-Task - Develop new screen
  • Sub-Task - Write Test Cases
  • Sub-Task - Test new screen

Any bug that are found would be linked “relates to” the Story.

The above would allow you to provide a complete view of the requirement and any issues found associated w/ it.

Thank you Jack. How can I execute the test case. I was told to execute in Confluence in tabular format. how can I execute in tabular format

Jack Brickey Community Champion Nov 07, 2017

Confluence is certainly a reasonable approach. You could setup a page for the Story and capture the requirements etc. You can build a table that has links to all associated Jira issues as well e.g.

REQ             Summary     Test Case     Test Results

ABC-123     Do this         Test this        Pass

                    And this        Test this       Failed: ABC-456


You could also use a test case management plugin from Marketplace.

Or, you could create another ‘test’ Story and link to the requirement Story and use sub-tasks for every test case.

Thank you Jack. I created a Page for Sprint1. created the test cases there in that page. not able to do in tabular format. also not able link the defect. please advise

Jack Brickey Community Champion Nov 07, 2017

@Ajish, so we have moved from Jira to Confluence on this question. Generally it is best to open a new question in the associated application so it gets the appropriate eyes. With that said...

in Confluence you should be able to add a table via this icon - 


You can add a JIRA issue to the page via two methods. The first is while editing the page click more macros (+) and select JIRA Issue/Filter. This can be done directly in a cell w/in the table.


The second is when in the view mode (not edit) you can highlight text and create a JIRA issue directly from Confluence.


If you do not see any of these options it must be a permission thing. Check w/ you admin if that is not your role.

Thank you Jack. How can I execute the test case in confluence. I was told to use tabular format

Thank you Jack. I see the table icon. and able to create Jira. Using the table icon. How can I execute the test case. could you please let me know how to use the table icon

Jack Brickey Community Champion Nov 07, 2017

Confluence is not a test case management system. It is a documentation tool that is integrated w/ Jira. It can be used to record the test cases, which could be captured in Jira and linked to the page, and show results. However, this assumes manual effort from the planner/tester. They must manually create the plan & ideally keep it up-to-date.

It sounds like you may be better served using a third-party application. there are several that integrate w/ Atlassian products. Look here in Marketplace

good luck!

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